In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Week (8th – 14th May 2017) and that 1 in 4 of us will live with mental health issues, the Charity’s Management started and ended their biannual meeting with ‘mindfulness’ exercises. Feeling relaxed, alert and open minded, we continued with the business of the day.
Mindfulness is the name given to a particular programme of meditation or prayer, finding that quiet moment to be at peace. Solid scientific evidence suggests that mindfulness interventions improve attention, self-control and emotional resilience which help memory and immune response.
From September, Catholic Care has developed a mindfulness programme available for delivery in schools, following a hugely successful pilot at St. Joseph’s Primary School in Castleford. By delivering this programme we aim to equip children and staff with tools to positively manage the emotional demands of daily life.